Becoming a Town + Country Housekeeper
If you have significant experience cleaning and maintaining fine homes, we’d love to hear from you! Town + Country represents the best Housekeepers in the business. We will take the time to understand you and your unique strengths so we can present you in your best light to our clients.
Town + Country is the Bay Area’s most established and largest staffing agency. Most of our clients are repeat customers or referrals from their family and friends. Because of these long-standing relationships we are able to provide you with access to the best jobs in the Bay Area.
Our clients come to us seeking the best Housekeepers in the Bay Area – and we deliver. Our clients want Housekeepers with several years of professional experience. For most assignments, qualified candidates will have been in a similar position for at least three years, although we do occasionally have unique positions with varying requirements for experience, training or education. In any case, it’s best if your experience is recent.
We always contact every previous employer to check your references and make sure that all previous employers are able to provide an excellent reference before recommending you to our clients. Also, we conduct thorough background checks prior to our final placements to make sure that everyone feels safe as they enter into a very important relationship.
Finally, Town + Country is here to make the right match. Every family is different and each Housekeeper brings a unique combination of strengths, skills and experiences. We’re here to make sure that every match we make is rewarding for both our clients and our Housekeepers.
A Housekeeper’s primary responsibility is to keep the home clean. Most Housekeepers are responsible for heavy cleaning as well as the daily or weekly tasks required to keep a home presentable. Housekeepers work in a variety of home environments ranging from full-time Housekeepers who work as part of a multi-staff home to a Housekeeper who maintains a home once or twice per week. The duties of a Housekeeper may include:
- Upkeep of the interior of the home and the immediate areas
- Polishing furniture, vacuuming washing floors, cleaning kitchen and baths
- Laundering clothes and household items
- Changing sheets and maintaining household linens
- Polishing the silver
- Upkeep of outside patios, porches and walks
- Assisting with the cooking and serving for special events
- Possible Additional duties
- Managing household supplies
- Occasional or backup childcare
- Preparing and serving simple meals
- Caring for household pets
- Running errands, such as grocery shopping
- Mending clothes
Compensation for a Housekeeper is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience you bring to the position and the duties included in your job description.
Housekeepers typically earn between $23 and $27 per hour.
For full-time Housekeepers, some families provide benefits that may include:
- Paid sick days
- Paid vacation
- Paid holidays
- Medical insurance
What candidates, clients and staff are saying
“I want you to know that it is so wonderful to have Town + Country as a resource. But more than that, in the five years I have been connected with you, I have always felt taken care of in the most professional way. It is always a real pleasure to deal with all of you and I sincerely appreciate your help in finding a job.” —Rosie
“I am committed to making lasting matches. Many of our housekeepers have worked with the same clients for many years. By taking the time upfront to fully understand clients’ needs and personalities – visiting their homes when possible – I get an excellent sense of how to find the housekeeper who will be the best fit.” —Nancy McIlvaine, Town + Country Resources
Which positions are similar to a Housekeeper?
Housekeepers are responsible for cleaning a home. Executive Housekeepers are also responsible for keeping a home clean, but an Executive Housekeeper typically oversees other staff members who may be responsible for heavy cleaning. Executive Housekeepers may also be responsible for managing other household staff and administrative duties such as scheduling and supervising trades people and repairs, purchasing household supplies, keeping household budgets and paying bills.
Does Town & Country represent Temporary Housekeepers?
Yes. Town & County has a qualified pool of Temporary Housekeepers who can provide housekeeping services for any amount of time – whether it’s for a one-time event or for a longer period of time such as when a regular housekeeper is away.
How can I apply for a Housekeeper or Temporary Housekeeper position?
Please fill out our application for a full time or temporary position.